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Late afternoon August 18, 1966 South Vietnam - for three and a half hours, in the pouring rain, amid the mud and shattered trees of a rubber plantation called Long Tan, Major Harry Smith and his dispersed company of 108 young and mostly inexperienced Australian and New Zealand soldiers are fighting for their lives, holding off an overwhelming enemy force of 2,500 battle hardened Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers. With their ammunition running out, their casualties mounting and the enemy massing for a final assault each man begins to search for his own answer - and the strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honour, decency and courage. The Battle of Long Tan is one of the most savage and decisive engagements in ANZAC history, earning both the United States and South Vietnamese Presidential Unit citations for gallantry along with many individual awards. But not before 18 Australians and more than 500 enemies are killed.

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Cast & Crew & Production Details

Director
Kriv Stenders
Writers
James Nicholas  Jack Brislee  Karel Segers  Paul Sullivan  Stuart Beattie
Producer
Martin Walsh  Michael Schwarz  John Schwarz
Executive Producers
Stuart Beattie  Sam Worthington
Dir. of Photography
Ben Nott
Composer
Caitlin Yeo
Editor
Veronika Jenet
Production Designer
Sam Hobbs
Cast
Travis Fimmel
Production Completion
2019
Genre
Drama
Production Company
Red Dune Films
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